Thursday, November 19, 2009

Robin Guthrie"Songs To Help My Children Sleep" 2009

Limited to 1000. Digipak.

We have a few words to describe these songs – uplifting, summery, opulent, dreamlike, exquisite, moving – with Guthrie quietly coaxing beauty out of layers of echoes and always inventive soundscaping.

Given the quality of the recent album and two eps, it's not suprising that as a guitarist and producer, Guthrie has been a massive influence on everyone from My Bloody Valentine through to Antony and the Johnsons, new 4 A.D. Act The Big Pink and M83.

In recent years he's worked with School Of Seven Bells, John Foxx (Ulrich Schnauss, Harold Budd and shared a stage with Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine). Most people know about his work in the Cocteau Twins, but he's also produced Ian McCulloch, Edwyn Collins and Felt, as well as defining the now vogue-ishly fashionable early '90s shoegazing scene with his productions for the likes of Lush and Chapterhouse.

…almost defies gravity with totally compelling arrangement and more hooks than a fisherman’s tackle box – Record Collector.


Laughter In The Dark


White Bear In Honolulu



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